By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor
Five minutes into the third period on Monday night, the Flyers got a power play that was really their best chance at tying the game. They did on a goal by Sean Couturier. And from there, the Bruins played knowing the importance of even just one point in that game.
The Flyers may have won that game in overtime on Monday night, but it was how they followed up on Tuesday night at home. It was an all too familiar formula. It wasn’t necessarily a slow start, but they fell behind on the scoreboard, requiring a comeback effort. They struggled in the special teams game. It produced another multi-goal deficit.
Then, the Flyers came out firing away and buzzing throughout the second period. They tied the game within the first five minutes. They had multiple opportunities to get the lead. They looked like the better and hungrier team.
So with 12:35 remaining in the third, when the Flyers were going back on the power play in a tie game, this might have been their best chance to get the lead and try to play from in front to get a regulation win. Instead, they got the most fitting of endings to this game. A shorthanded goal, another special teams blemish, did them in. It cost them this game, and it very well may be the final blow that knocks out their season too.
Here are five takeaways from Tuesday’s 4-2 loss.